Reigns on Both the Billboard and Country Aircheck Airplay Charts This Week
Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha are “Meant to Be” No. 1, as their 2X Platinum-certified collaboration reigns both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase country radio airplay charts this week. The undeniable smash marks FGL’s 14th career No. 1.
Also notching their 21st consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, the BMLG Records history-makers have two of the three longest-leading No. 1s on the chart with a previous 24-week stay for their 2012 breakout “Cruise.” In addition, FGL and Rexha are No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Radio Songs chart (third week), plus Top 5-and-climbing on The Hot 100 all-genre chart. They’re chart-topping Mediabase’s Hot AC (second week) as well.
“From day one, this song was just meant to be,” shares co-writer Tyler Hubbard. “Bebe jumped in on a canceled writing session last minute and now it’s going down in history.”
Brian Kelley adds, “It’s been nothing but good vibes to see it take off and inspire. Its message is a positive one and why I think it’s connecting with those who hear it. We can’t thank country radio enough for all of the support.”
Penned by Hubbard and Rexha alongside Josh Miller and David Garcia, “Meant to Be” has surpassed 784 million global streams with nearly 4.4 million copies sold worldwide while setting fire to both country and pop radio simultaneously. Their free-and-easy music video for the fated anthem has racked up over 356 million views and counting.
Taking home Top Country Song for their spirited 4X Platinum-certified “H.O.L.Y.” last year, FGL is up for the same category at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with “Meant to Be.” Likewise, they will vie for Top Country Duo/Group Artist and Top Country Tour during the live NBC broadcast from Las Vegas on May 20th.
The superstar duo will join rising country star Morgan Wallen on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! (11:35 pm ET/PT) on Thursday (Apr 26th), to perform their Top 15 single “Up Down” before headlining the annual Stagecoach festival in Indio, CA, the following day.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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